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bamboo container with lid
  • unknown Toradja maker
  • bamboo container with lid, early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • bamboo, paint, incising, burning
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3665.a,b

The bamboo tube (2007.3665.a) has a flat lid (2007.3665.b). The tube has a wide decorative band in the center, filled with vertical stripes of black diamond outlines or red diamond outlines and a stripe with a black chevron at the top and bottom. There is a band of black scallops with small red triangles above and below, and a band of burning, and another band of black scallops with red triangles. The lid has a raised brown diamond outline with a grid inside.